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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Deana: a Christmas gift, top done

I make a small quilt every year to give as a gift to one of my quilt friends.  I, in return, receive a quilt gift from them.  I got the top done and am getting ready to quilt it.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Deana: Sweet Cherry Orange DONE!

Yay!  I finished a quilt top!  Sweet Cherry Orange was created for the sole purpose of having a self-designed quilt for my Stashbee group this year.  Members made me blocks and saved their four corner triangles for me so I could create this fun and simple border out of them.

I love it!  Thanks to all who made me a block!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Ann: Harvest Sampler Quilt

I have been working on this harvest sampler quilt for the past few weeks. It has been really fun, and is now complete. The quilt was from a kit that was given to me. I machine quilted it and am pleased with how it turned out. I am not yet really proficient, but what I did worked. I learned a few more new things while quilting it.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Deana: A sew day - all day!

I have not had a Saturday to sew for a couple of months.  Since school started I have been too busy to even sew in the evenings.  I was missing it SO BAD!  Well, yesterday I parked myself in my sewing room all day and loved it.

I made the final 6 blocks for my SWEET CHERRY ORANGE quilt.  This was my Stashbee quilt this year.  I was queen bee back in February.  I want to add that I have really enjoyed my two years of stashbee and look forward to more.

I also made up these flower blocks.  I plan to make enough for a lap quilt.  It is just out of my scraps.

I am linking up today with "Quilting is more fun than Housework!"

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Deana: October Stashbee blocks for Kathy

This is the first Saturday I have had home in weeks, so I got busy and made my October Stashbee blocks.  I loved making these cuties!

Deana: My last two month's stashbee blocks


I made two late blocks for Miranda.  While the fabric was already out, I decided to make Sherry's blocks this month out of the same fabrics.  

I also loved how Marga photographed her blocks over the top of her own stashbee quit this year, so I mimicked it.  Unfortuneately mine doesn't look as great with my wild colors.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Deana: Done!

I slipped in just under the gun for July this Stashbee block.  It is wonky stars and was more fun to make then I imagined.  I hope my hive momma likes it.

Yes, after working on it all week it is done!

Here is the back.

I have my next quilt basted and ready to get started on the quilting.  It will be a beauty!

I am linking up today with:

Design Wall Monday
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
BOMs Away

Friday, July 29, 2016

Deana: Getting a little more done!

I have finally figured out how I want to quilt this one.  Sometimes deciding how to quilt something takes a lot of time.  I love all the open space to play with.  You can see that I am not even half done, but it is well on its way.

I am linking up today with:

Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop
Fabric Frenzy Friday

Deana: Machine Quilting

Sorry it is not spread out all pretty for the photo, but I should have finished photos soon.

Here is Mom's quilt that I have been quilting on.  This was a family round robin.  Love it!

I am linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Deana: working on a mystery and quilting a quilt

I have been cutting and sewing a bit on our family mystery.  I am the only one who knows what we are making, but the sisters are guessing the best they can.  I am making two quilts out of this pattern as per the photos below.

I am basting this one to quilt next.
 This is the one I am currently quilting.

I am linking up today with:

Friday, July 22, 2016

Deana: One quilted and another top ready to quilt!

Hello blogland!  It has been too long since my last post but I have been out playing!

This is my sister's quilt.  We made it in a family round robin, so I sewed up a half a column on it a few years ago.  It was too small for her so she made this beautiful border.  Don't you just love it?  I told her I would make the border fit the quilt and I only had to piece four more blocks.  We nearly ran out of fabric, but we made it!  I get to quilt this one - yay!

I quilted Becky's Braid - yay!  I can cross another one off the list and it is a good feeling.  This was a fun one to quit because it is so beautiful.

This purple quilt was a family round robin, so I did sew one row together.

The back doesn't show the quilting.

I also have this quilt of Mom's up on the frames and hope to finish the basting today.  I have 19 quilts ready to quilt so I had better sew sew sew!

I was invited to teach and give a trunk show at our local quilt guild of which I have not been a member of for over ten years.  When I started working I could no longer to daytime and in another city besides.  Anyway, I taught how to add pieced borders to quilts and make them fit.  I also demonstrated mitered corners and y-seams.  

The trunk show was the most fun.  I brought 87 quilts.  Can you believe it?  My husband said it was overkill and he was right.  I started gathering quilts from my Mom and sisters and that is how many I came up with.  Unbelievably, I there are many more that I didn't even gather up or take from my house.  Anway, I took some photos of the piles in my house after loading one car.  Yes, it took two cars to get them all there.

Here are the ones in the back hatch of my car.
 And here is the back of Mom's car.

 These photos are my back seat.
 And the other side of my back seat...

I organized the quilts into piles with titles such as:  holiday quilts, online quilt bees and projects, family round robins, friend round robins, Jessi's Medallion, windmill quilts,  no category quilts, mystery quilts, Orphan quilts, Amish quilts, Grandma Quilts, Row Quilts, etc...  Mom and I had quite a laugh at how ridiculously huge our piles of quilts were.  We certainly made memories together and showing and telling each quilt's story also brought back memories.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts

and TGIF.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Deana: Another quilted finish!

I finished Joann's quilt last week but didn't get time to take photos before I headed to the mountains.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ann: Family Mystery Quilt Beginnings

Deana invited extended family to be part of the family mystery quilt this year. My beginning 5 blocks are identical and are called "Double Pinwheel". The colors are brighter than what this picture depicts. 

I am using black and white to go with future blocks we will be making. This was a fun block to make.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Deana's Tuesday Linky Parties

I am making some progress.

First off, I have Becky's Braid quilt half basted.  I LOVE this quilt and can't wait to get started machine quilting it!  Gorgeous!  This quilt was made in a family round robin a few years back.

Here is where I am at on my "brights" family mystery quilt.  I am making two quilts and will show the other one when I get it caught up.

My linkups today include:

Friday, June 17, 2016

Deana: Machine quilting an apple core quilt

This week I am quilting an apple core quilt for Joann.  She does absolutely beautiful piece work!  The white strings are the basting stitches that come out as I go, so please look past them.  I am just getting the basic skeleton done for now and will go fill in later.

Here is the back so far.

I am linking up with: